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Percival Everett

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Sobre l'autor

Percival Everett is a professor of English at the University of Southern California.

Obres de Percival Everett

Erasure (2001) 719 exemplars
The Trees (2021) 594 exemplars
I Am Not Sidney Poitier (2009) 314 exemplars
American Desert (2004) 188 exemplars
Telephone (2020) 188 exemplars
Glyph (1999) 175 exemplars
Wounded (2005) 175 exemplars
So Much Blue (2017) 171 exemplars
Dr No (2022) 167 exemplars
Assumption (2011) 157 exemplars
God's Country (1994) 97 exemplars
Half an Inch of Water: Stories (2015) 95 exemplars
Watershed (1996) 79 exemplars
Damned If I Do: Stories (2004) 78 exemplars
The Water Cure (2007) 69 exemplars
Suder (1983) 53 exemplars
Cutting Lisa (1986) 37 exemplars
For Her Dark Skin (1990) 25 exemplars
Frenzy (1996) 25 exemplars
Walk Me to the Distance (1985) 25 exemplars
Big Picture (1996) 24 exemplars
The One That Got Away (1992) 23 exemplars
Grand Canyon, Inc. (2001) 22 exemplars
Zulus (1990) 17 exemplars
James (2024) 15 exemplars
X (2011) 11 exemplars
The Body of Martin Aguilera (2013) 9 exemplars
re: f (gesture) (Black Goat) (2004) 9 exemplars
Swimming Swimmers Swimming (2011) 8 exemplars
There Are No Names for Red (2010) — Il·lustrador — 8 exemplars
Trout's Lie (2015) 6 exemplars
Two Stories (FreeReadPress) (2018) 1 exemplars
n + 1 issue spring 2020 (2020) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 385 exemplars
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
In the United States of Africa (2006) — Pròleg, algunes edicions98 exemplars
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Nick Brandt - the day may break (2021) — Epíleg — 7 exemplars


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AMERICAN AUTHORS CHALLENGE--AUGUST 2023--PERCIVAL EVERETT a 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (agost 31)


Assumption is a one wild ride of a literary thriller/mystery novel. That last page is a real stunner! No spoilers here. Let's just say that the ending is truly shocking.

Comprised essentially of three novellas within one novel, Assumption follows follows Ogden Walker, a deputy sheriff, and misfit, fly fishing loner, through three criminal cases that emerge in a small town in New Mexico. In the first, a trigger-happy old woman is found murdered shortly after Ogden confiscates her gun. The situation at the outset feels sort of like a reverse “locked room” mystery, as the blanket of snow around the woman’s residence reveals only one set of footprints—Ogden’s—while she appears to have vanished into thin air. Later, she’s found dead beneath a trapdoor in her floor.

In the next story, a woman shows up who says she’s from Ireland and trying to track down a female cousin in the area. Ogden is tasked with helping her find this “missing” relation. In the course of asking around, the two of them stumble across a fatally wounded woman, an event which eventually sets Ogden on the trail of a one-handed man who he suspects of killing prostitutes.

The last story involves investigating some meth heads and leads to some shocking revelations.

The ending plays with your assumptions. Everett carefully plants the seeds, the clues, among the seeming conventions (you might call them cliches) of his detective novel. Pay attention to Ogden Walker as you read this novel. Sure he is a loner. But do other things seem off? Ultimately, readers come to suspect that perhaps Ogden doesn’t know himself and that neither do those with whom he works and lives.

This was a masterfully written detective novel written in a manner that reminded me of a cross between Flannery O'Connor, Elmore Leonard, and James M. Cain. The prose is dry and often witty and there are clues scattered throughout. Everett summons his New Mexico Noir environment in spare, dry prose that harks back to hard-boiled predecessors like James M. Cain. Not many writers can lay claim to be considered on par with such writing legends.

I'm eager to re-read this book again, so I can follow the clues and spot all the things that didn't add up.
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ryantlaferney87 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2023 |
I also… thought the 1st half was amazing, while the 2nd half… felt like it lost its way. But still, overall, impressive in what it sought to accomplish. I point to Marchpane’s review.
avanders | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |
This is satire turned up to 11. My favorite of the novels by Everett that I have read.
sturlington | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2023 |
collection of short stories. Lots of horses, inclement weather, and pretty scenes depicted.
wallace2012 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 4, 2023 |



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